Brandon is a Northern Virginia native and was born in Fairfax County, Virginia. He graduated from Potomac Falls High School in Sterling. He and his family later moved to Loudoun County. His maternal family owned a small restaurant in Vienna, Virginia. His upbringing has always involved food. Gluttony of ethnic foods was the norm at family gatherings. Brandon’s paternal family really loves to eat!
After high school, Brandon explored the occupational trade. He joined Roots 657 in 2016 before the café opened to the public in 2017. His initial job was as a dishwasher, then promoted to Head Steward, coordinating the activities of the back kitchen staff. Brandon gained applicable skills learning from Roots restaurant culinary experts. Chef Rosendale recognized his hard work and dedication to the craft. With Chef’s mentorship and guidance, he has flourished into the role of Sous Chef.
Brandon continues to support Chef Rosendale with special events. His trip with Chef to the Ocean Reef Club event in Key Largo, Florida, remains a culinary experience. He actively participates in other special catering events that include an International hotel executive-hosted annual holiday party, a private country club’s employee celebration, and Chef’s onsite mastery culinary classes.
When he is not interacting with customers and staff members at Roots, he enjoys gaming, fishing, and the armory. He is a great conversationalist and appreciates quality time with friends and family.